Introducing Residential Design Experts: Kimble Roden

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Kimble Roden

This architectural practice can deal with entire projects, from the initial concept design to obtaining planning permission and construction on site.

Kimble Roden has been in business for 11 years in Alderley Edge near Manchester and specialises in designing and delivering high-end residential projects to clients in and around Cheshire. The team specifically works on renovating and extending existing properties and designing new homes.

The RIBA chartered practice is also Society of British and International Interior Design accredited and offers interior design expertise.

This stunning remodel of an Arts and Crafts property involved a ground floor extension that combined contemporary design with the house’s traditional style. The scheme included creating an undercover seated area taking in views across the Cheshire countryside.

Design process

With a background in large-scale developments, new homes, renovating, extending, and interior design projects, Cheshire architects Kimble Roden can provide a complete service through its 5-step Delivery Pledge which includes:

  • A briefing meeting.
  • A concept design proposal involving 3D drawings, plans and images, looking at budget and planning constraints.
  • Submission of the planning application and management of the process.
  • On obtaining planning permission, detailed construction drawings are prepared, and Building Regulations approval is sought.
  • Construction: the team will introduce recommended builders, prepare a contract with the chosen builder, and liaise with them throughout, overseeing the entire build.

Practice director Emma Roden said:

As a practice, we are committed to giving our clients complete peace of mind during the whole process of designing and building their dream home. Embarking on a home renovation or new build project can be daunting for many people – engaging Kimble Roden means you have a professional team to guide you through every stage. We aim to create functional and beautiful homes that maximise your investment and that you will love living in.

Here are three beautiful designs by this Cheshire architect’s firm

Kimble Roden was engaged to remodel and extend this cottage which sits within the green belt just outside Wilmslow. The house needed updating to improve the flow of space – there were several small rooms upstairs, an oversized lounge, and a poorly built conservatory. One main goal was to make the most of fantastic views of the Peak District.

The design process involved a reorganisation of the upstairs space and an extension to create two double bedrooms, a master suite and a balcony. A further lounge and study were added to the ground floor, providing flexible living space. The innovative design includes full-height glazing to the ground and first floor, framing the views as you enter the front door.

Here, the existing Arts and Crafts style property needed a kitchen makeover. Kimble Roden was commissioned to create a large, open-plan kitchen and dining space that could be integrated into the heart of the home as well as a lounge, an entrance porch, and a hallway. The project involved adding an oak porch, an oak staircase, Crittal-style doors that allow light to flood in, and a tiled entrance floor. The kitchen was extended by adding a flat roof extension, with two large rooflights providing further light. It features a huge 4m long central island and a fully glazed elevation onto the garden with a window seat and bi-fold doors to the rear terrace of this dream home.

The brief here was to remodel a 6-bedroom semi-detached Victorian house that was previously used as student accommodation. The architects created an open-plan kitchen and dining room with a covered terrace and steps to the garden and basement, and a contemporary glass and steel canopy across the rear of the house with stone steps to each side. The innovative design retained many of the house’s original features while achieving a functional contemporary living space. 

What we think

This firm has the vision to improve houses of all ages and styles: whether designing a high-end extension or a more modest project, the results are always stunning. They are especially adept at getting light into houses whether by extensive glazing or roof lights, and we’re impressed by the range of interesting materials they incorporate into their designs, blending the modern with the traditional.

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